Chanel Chance and traces of memories, known and novel

Chanel Chance, Eau tendre, Perfume | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

“Chance is a tornado.. the door open to adventure and unknown, just like lips ready for a kiss.” Delicately sparkling and endlessly romantic, a young floral fragrance dipped in Gabrielle Chanel’s belief in the power of chance. A scent created by Jacques Polge in 2003 that’s made for women who dare to dream. Yes, delicate […]

MAC Lippies and the saga of the hunt for the best red lipstick

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Normally, I practice a more prudent choice for lip colour that’s why either the MAC lipstick in Cosmo or NARS lipstick in Dolce Vita are my go-to everyday lippies. However, as the year ended and a new one began, I found myself gravitating to a more adventurous lipstick shade and, what’s more surprising, that I […]

Beauty Bites x FOTD, Laura Mercier

Sasha Manuel, FOTD, Montage | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

As a self-confessed lippie addict, it would come as no surprise when I would experiment with a variety of lip makeup from different brands. All eyes on Laura Mercier and their selection of lip glosses which I thought would be a great gift idea for friends last Christmas. Of course, I ended up getting me […]

Do you know how to clean makeup brushes?

How to Clean Makeup Brushes, MAC makeup brushes | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Fair question, I reckon. It certainly was something I had to ask myself when I began noticing my affinity for wearing makeup. The brushes I use to apply makeup aren’t the disposable ones and definitely not the ones that would usually come with the cosmetic. Though, admittedly, when I first started — like any normal […]

From the MAC Haul: Eye Kohl x Technakohl, Fluidline, Lustre x Frost, and Studio Careblend

MAC Cosmetics, Eye Makeup, Fluidline, Frost Eyeshadow, Eye Liner, Eye Kohl, Powersurge, Gold Mine, Rich Ground | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

It’s funny how each time I would come up to the cash register at some makeup store and wait for the sales person to ring up my purchases, I’d always wonder if, in reality, it’s a waste to be putting in hard earned money on things that I won’t get to use much. Yes, I […]

Mascara Love: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Clump. Volume. Length. Thick. Drama. Separation. Words you’ll encounter whenever the subject of mascaras is broached. Wanting a fuller lash or curled long ones, it’s either you’re naturally blessed with it or you’ve been spending time, money and effort from the wake of puberty to achieving a quarter of the illusion. Ah, the things we […]

Do you use lip liners?

Sasha Manuel, MAC, Lip makeup, Lip Pencil, Dervish | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

A renewed love for lip liners stemmed from an afternoon of frivolity — trying out CoverGirl lip makeup and hamming it up in front of the webcam — came as a surprise since I was entering a period of lull and I didn’t need the extra fuss in makeup. Heck, what makeup? But I couldn’t […]

What’s your Skincare Regimen?

Sasha Manuel, short hairstyle, ombre hair colour, dip-dye hair trend | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Dry skin. Blemishes. Age spots. Wrinkles. Growing old. Stuff that nibbles at the edge of my consciousness. Is it vanity? Perhaps. “It’s something that I can’t stop,” I uttered with a sigh. Wheels of time will continue turning and it truly is something that’s not within my power to control. Yea, I will age, shrivel […]

Dior Addict: Lip Maximizer and Lip Glow

Dior Addict, Lip Maximizer, Lip Glow | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Countless hours spent packing, working through airport terminals, waiting to board, and, yes, the actual plane ride can get quite taxing to the point when you’d find yourself begging off from doing it even when it’s a work requisite. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I do adore traveling but what I’ve learned about myself over […]

This calls for a steady dose of Armani Code

Giorgio Armani, Armani Code for Women, Perfume, Eau de Parfum | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

A whiff of mystery that washes down to a more soft, muted, and indistinct scent. The air is filled with a fragrance that thematically fits just right with everything else in my life. I reckon it’s true — what a colleague mentioned a few months back — think about something long enough it’ll materialise. Yea, […]